She announces her bias and emotional connection to the topic and notes that it could have skewed her findings but ‘thinks’ she ‘assessed the literature clearly’ even though she is a mother with a child in daycare. When you search for her name or look for her accreditations, Slate.com says she is a “science writer based in cold spring, New York, and is Slate’s Parenting Advice Columnist. Follow her on Twitter.” When you delve deeper into other articles she has written, a lot of them have alarming or eye catching headlines. For example, “Swim Lessons Won’t Keep Your Child From Drowning—in fact, they could put your child at higher risk.” Most of the articles may fall under the category of ‘Parenting Advice’ but they appear to be written to attract attention and present an emotional or startling fact or topic. She may not be the most credible
Jamaica Kincaid’s prose-poem “Girl” is about a mother who tells her daughter how a girl should be and what should she do and act in different cases. Throughout the prose-poem, we see that the love the mother gives is considered as tough love due to her bossy and strict tone, yet the girl deserves to be who she wants to be, have a voice and live her life making her own mistakes. Parents have a huge influence on their kids and even though it is good to have a parent educating you, it can get to a point when it is too much. “This is how you smile to someone you don't like very much; this is how you smile to someone you don't like at all; this is how you smile to someone you like completely” (Kincaid 1). Psychological speaking, it is unhealthy for the kid to have their parents telling them what to do every second.
Introduction Growing up I always heard my mother jokingly say, “I’m a good daycare worker because I’m such a good mom, or maybe it’s the other way around.” My mother swore that the things that she learned from working at the daycare changed how she chose to raise her kids. From what I’ve heard of how my older brothers were raised, years before my mother was a daycare workers, she was right. This one case seemed to be true, but I wanted to explore how other people thought their occupations affected their parenting. How people should discipline their kids, or who should take care of them after school, or even how much time you should spend with them has been the focus of family sociology and politics for decades. These social scientists, however,
Firoozeh constantly “encouraged her mother to learn English, but her talents lay elsewhere (11).” Instead of practicing her English in a spoken setting, Firoozeh’s mother “approach to learning English consisted of daily lessons with Monty Hall and Bob Barker (10).” Firoozeh deemed this approach ineffective as her mother constantly “ used [her] as as an interpreter (10).” This forced Firoozeh, seven at the time, to grow up and help her mother to “[translate] the qualities of various facial moisturizers (11).” Firoozeh, like most children, would most likely “be at home watching The Brady Bunch (11)”, but had to give up part of her childhood to assist her mother’s integration into the
1. Joy changes her name to “Hulga” because she is acting in an act of rebellion to her mother. She knows her mother’s wants her to have a really pretty name and “Hulga” is the ugliest name Joy could think of that her mom will hate. Mrs. Hopewell is for sure that Hulga looked for that name until she finally found the ugliest name she could think of and after that Joy legalized it so it would be for sure certain. Hulga’s poor health keeps her at her home all the time.
She spent her time as a teenager trying to control her harsh temper as to not hurt the ones she loves. The author depicts this internal struggle when Jo goes to her mother for help saying, “It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have and then it breaks out worse than ever” (Alcott 100). As the story progresses, both her and her mother notice improvements and are quite proud. Later in the story she fights with Laurie on the grounds that at this point in her life, she is independent and feels as if she doesn’t need or want love whatsoever.
Shell did not give her daughter a set of instructions, because she wanted to examine her daughter 's reaction to boredom. She noticed that her daughter became frustrated, because she did not know what to do with her free time. The girl then began to explore different ways to entertain herself. Shell realized that allowing her child to think for herself, made her feel like she had something to offer. Shell concludes by stating that letting children become independent opens doors for them to become successful.
Lawrence alludes to the bizarre nature of the relationship between the children and their mother in the first paragraph “Everybody else said of her: "She is such a good mother. She adores her children." Only she herself, and her children themselves, knew it was not so. They read it in each other's eyes.” (Lawrence, 1) So from the start, Lawrence sets up a tension between what society wants to believe and what actually is.
“ To be in your child's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” In both Confetti Girl and Tortilla Sun, both narrators clearly have points of views different from their parents. In both, the narrators oppose their parents for being selfish, choosing their professional careers over their children. They put work above family, neglecting the desires and needs of their daughters, Both daughters are desperately yearning to be close to their parents. In Confetti Girl, the narrator wants her dad to listen to her, while he would rather focus on his teaching profession, In Tortilla Sun, the narrator wants her mom to consider her feelings about a sudden move, while her mom ignores her desires and decides to pursue her own research
1. Adah’s Discrimination from Birth as the First Obstacle to her Schooling in Second-Class Citizen Emecheta denounces the fact that the first obstacle to Adah’sschooling is mainly related to the fact that she is discriminated against by her own parents inSecond-Class Citizen.She portrays the protagonist of her novel as a girl who was born when everybody was expecting and predicting the birth of a baby boy:“She was a girl who had arrived when everyone was expecting and predicting a boy. So, since she was such a disappointment to her parents, to her immediate family, to her tribe, nobody thought of recording her birth. She was so